Dinner Party: Pistachio Macarons and Lime Basil Sorbet

As you may know last week I promised I would show some fun pics from my dinner party this past weekend. Today I will share the Dessert I made. First my good friend and I made Pistachio Macarons Friday night. Now, we hvae made macaroons many times and the outcome is always mixed. If you have ever attempted them you know they are hard. But this time we tried a recipe with the Italian Method vs. the French Method. And they turned out perfect. I only recently found out there are two different methods to macaroon madness. The french is harder because you have to beat the egg whites and get perfect consistency just by mixing. The Italian delivers more consistent results because the meringue is made partially over the stove and so the egg whites are less volatile.

I found this blog – Love and Macarons. And followed her instructions for Pistachio Macarons with Pistachio Custard Butter cream (Italian meringue recipe).

TNPLH: Pistachio Macarons

TNPLH: PIstachio Macarons

Next I made this Lime Basil Sorbet that I found on Cooking Light. I love sorbets, they are easy, refreshing and perfect in the summer. I sprinkled with blueberries. It was tart but very good.

TNPLH: Lime Bail Sorbet

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